Edna Maxwell [top right] - 1913 - Age 19 (1894-1955) - With her sisters in Durand, WI
Edna was one of seven Maxwell sisters. Unfortunately, there is very little documentation on them and no information to match names with faces. Five of the other sisters were named Sara, Lavia, Vern, Ethel, and Margaret. At the time of their father's death in 1918 (William J. Maxwell), Lavia, Vern, and Ethel were already deceased. The causes of death are unkown.
Edna Maxwell would marry Byron (Bud) Yaden in Shoshone, ID on May 21, 1920 and give birth to fraternal twins---David Byron Yaden at 11:45 P.M. on February 10, 1921, and William Maxwell Yaden a few minutes after midnight on February 11, 1921. Both babies were premature, weighing only 3.75 lbs each. David was kept warm in a padded shoe box on top of a hospital heat register and survived. Attempts to save William were unsuccessful and he died 12 hours after birth.